ABOUT US

Thad found a love for fitness at a young age being a competitive hockey player which led him to his passion of helping others develop healthy lifestyle habits through personal training. After several years of training individuals and small groups, he and Liz decided to take a leap of faith and open CrossFit Calypso in 2013. This community they founded continues to grow and under his leadership drive athletes to becoming the best version of themselves. There is no greater joy he feels than when one of his athletes completes something they didn't know they could.

 

In addition to being a dad to six amazing kiddos, Thad enjoys competing in CrossFit, all things BMX bikes, and playing old school video games.

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THAD CARON

HEAD COACH
CERTIFICATIONS: CrossFit Level 2; CrossFit Competitors Certification; USA Weightlifting Level 1

COACHING STAFF

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LIZ CARON

CERTIFICATIONS: CrossFit Level 1

Liz was a multi-sport athlete in high school and always loved working hard to achieve goals. She has always found deep enjoyment working out and creating the mental health benefits from it. Since opening CrossFit Calypso in 2013, she has continued to train within the Calypso walls through three pregnancies which is a true testament to her desire to remain healthy and fit during her gestation periods. She now heads the CrossFit Kids and Teens program and is the backbone to the entire Calypso community.

 

While being a full-time mom to six (seven if you count Thad), Liz has a deep devotion to her faith and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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ABBI KRAMAS

CERTIFICATIONS: CrossFit Level 1

Abbi played organized sports her entire life which evolved to developing a healthy lifestyle as an adult. After having three knee surgeries she knew she needed to find a fitness routine that could be modified to fill her needs. In 2014 she found CrossFit and in 2018 joined the Calypso coaching staff. Abbi enjoys developing extra fitness opportunities for members that want a little bonus work.

 

Outside of Calypso, her second home, she loves cuddling her two dogs, spending time with friends, running marathons, and supporting charities she's passionate about.

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COLE SCHROEDER

CERTIFICATIONS: CrossFit Level 1

Coleicious is Caylpso's founding member and remains the longest-standing athlete in the community. He will forever be an inspiration to many members that start their journey with average athleticism but work hard to build extreme strength and develop advanced skills. In 2019 Cole joined the Calypso coaching staff and remains a quiet leader for all. He's the type of person that doesn't say a lot but when he does you listen because it's important.

 

Growing up in Kansas, Cole visits home periodically and is an avid Kansas State fan. He is in complete love with his wife and their rescue dog and they enjoy sharing memories with family.

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BRIAN GERGEN

CERTIFICATIONS: CrossFit Level 1

Brian, aka Gergs, started his CrossFit journey in 2018 and since then has made extreme changes to his everyday life. He has always been a hard-worker but it wasn't until finding Calypso that he started to prioritize health and wellness and since that trial class, Gergs has been compelled to get fit. He joined the Calypso coaching staff in 2019 and pushing others to achieve their goals brings a sense of euphoria to him. If you need an extra push, he's the voice encouraging you to press on. He's also known as the most complicated, creative programmer in the gym.

 

Gergs has a great family being outnumbered by his wife, two daughters, and #1 companion pointer pup. He enjoys hunting, spending time with loved ones, and taking as much pre-workout as he can manage.

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PIPER BORMANN

CERTIFICATIONS: CrossFit Level 1

 

Piper started CrossFit In 2017 with no idea how much it would turn into such a big part of her life. She competed in her first CrossFit competition in 2019 and since then has competed in multiple other CrossFit competitions as an individual and on a team. After graduating  High School she decided the next step in her CrossFit journey was to get her L1 certificate, She coaches kids classes and sports teams at Calypso. There are so many great things about CrossFit, it’s not just about working out and being healthy, but about the community. Calypso is like one big extended family and we're lucky to have Piper as part of it.

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ROB EVANS

CERTIFICATIONS: CrossFit Level 1

What can you say about a guy like Rob? Well, he enjoys a low-round of golf, a middle-of-the-road comedy, and a high-intensity workout! This is where CrossFit comes in. As a CrossFit athlete for the past 10+ years, Rob became so interested in human movement that he obtained a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota to fulfill his passion of learning more about optimizing pain-free movement. Rob brings these skills and passion with him into the gym every week, as he both coaches CrossFit and runs an out-of-network cash-pay physical therapy clinic inside of CrossFit Calypso to help its members and others in the community overcome injury and maximize their fitness!

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SAMM BLEES

CERTIFICATIONS: CrossFit Level 1

Samm’s unique view of fitness grew out of a chain-reaction of intramural sports, a couple of crazy accidents, more physical therapy than you can imagine and a lot of hard work.  Embracing the regularly delivered "you move well for a big guy" comment, Samm knows that strength comes in all sizes for those who put in the work. Since Samm was young, he has always enjoyed passing along knowledge and helping others achieve success, so becoming a coach was inevitable.  

 

In the summer of 2013, Samm walked into his first CrossFit gym in Belmont, CA. He was hooked.  Was it the invitation to a cookout or the workout that brought him back? It was both: friends and fitness. When Samm and his wife moved to Farmington, they found that Calypso became their fitness family.

ARE YOU READY FOR A CHANGE?